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Sunday, May 27, 2018

We celebrate today what lies at the heart of the Christian faith and life: the mystery of God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus taught about God in very concrete ways, giving us glimpses into the mystery of God and into the relationship of love that we are called to share. Today’s readings shine like three flashlights illuminating different dimensions of God.

In Deuteronomy, Moses reminds the Israelites that God created all things in heaven and on earth. There is no other God. Having loved and cared for His people from the beginning, God wants to be close to them, and they in turn are called to respond by keeping God’s laws and commandments.

In his letter, Paul instructs the people of Rome (and us) that we have received God’s Spirit. The Spirit dwells within us, liberating us from slavery to the Law and to fear, by adopting us as God’s children. The Holy Spirit unites us to the Body of Christ and to the Father whom we can address as “Abba,” an intimate term of love used by children for their father.

In the Gospel, Jesus reveals more fully the mystery of God’s love by sending His disciples on a mission to bring all people into this relationship of love with God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—through Baptism. Jesus promises that He is with us “always, until the end of the age.” We are never alone since we are, as God’s children, always united with the Father, Son, and Spirit in a relationship of love. We share in God’s own life and mission. This Solemnity of the Holy Trinity celebrates what we have received in the sacrament of Baptism: life in a relationship of love with God and one another.  At Home with the Word.

In His love and mine,

Fr. Ken


In the Spring of 1988, Bishop William D. Keeler formed a new parish to accommodate the rapid growth in Silver Spring Township and named Reverend James R. O’Brien as the founding pastor. That same year, Mother Katharine Drexel was beatified by Pope John Paul, II. Saint Katharine DrexelAt Bishop Keeler’s request, the Holy Father gave his permission to name the Parish in Silver Spring Township as the first parish in the world to be named in her honor. Eighteen years later, on October 1, 2000, Blessed Katharine Drexel was canonized and the church’s name changed to Saint Katharine Drexel.

The Saint Katharine Drexel Parish Family, guided by the Holy Spirit, commits itself to reaching out and sharing with all people the love and service modeled by our patroness, with the Eucharist as our source of strength. Through prayer and action, we will serve God, our Lord and Savior, and our community, exhibiting a special concern for the poor, oppressed and marginalized of our society, especially those among the African-American & Native-American peoples.


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